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Touchet Baseball and Softball Teams Headed to State

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TOUCHET, Wash. -- Last year, the Touchet softball team took home the 1B state title, and the tears flowed, especially for freshman Taylor Jasperson.

"I've never won anything state," said Jasperson.   "And just to be interviewed and to win with all my friends and teammates.  It was amazing."

The Touchet softball team starts its 2009 state journey on Saturday in Yakima. 
Just a field away, the Indian baseball team is practicing for the state championship game.
Head Coach Wayne Dickey has coached Touchet baseball for 30 years. On Saturday, his team plays for the championship.

"It's something they have never achieved before" said Dickey.  "So yeah, that would be a great goal for the kids and for the community. It would be pretty special."

The Touchet baseball team is in search of its first state title in school history.  While the softball team looks to win back-to-back titles.

The baseball team finished the season 14 and 8 but battled to reach the title game.
The softball team is young, but successful, with a record of 19-3. And don't think the baseball and softball players don't tease each other about their quest for state.

"I told one of the players yesterday they were going to lose," said baseball catcher Marshall Byerley.   "I got beat up, and it didn't feel so good."

"This year were just like you guys are going and whatever, but we've been there before and done that," said softball shortstop Linda Solis.

Hopefully, Taylor Jasperson and the rest of the Indians can have another season to remember.